Host: Vincent Racaniello
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Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guests: Carla Giles, Zoe Dyson, Brianna McLean, and Caitlin O'Brien
In Melbourne, Australia, Vincent speaks with four PhD students about their research projects and what... Read More
This episode: Parasitoid wasps spread helpful bacterial symbionts between their whitefly prey!
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Los virus entéricos humanos, su presencia y prevalencia en el ambiente, es el tema de hoy para La Radio el Mundo de los Microbios. El Dr. Albert Bosh, Profesor Titular de la Universidad de Barcelona n... Read More
A deep sequencing study of commercially available probiotics, and design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome are the topics tackled by Vincent, Michael, and Michele on this episode of TWiM.
This episode: Bacteria are able to incorporate DNA from the environment into their genomes, even if it's thousands of years old!
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Jessica Galloway-Peña, Ph.D., fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and her colleagues have shown that disruption of the microbiome by illness or the administration of therapeutics can often lea... Read More
This episode: Fruit flies have microbes that help them get more nutrition out of low-quality food!
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Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States.
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Ancient viruses from Neanderthals have been found in modern human DNA by researchers at Oxford University and Plymouth University.
The researchers compared genetic data from fossils of Neanderthals and another group of ancient human ancestors called Denisovans to data from modern-day cancer p... Read More
I listened to the latest TWIP this morning. Dickson mentioned the herbicide atrazine but thought it was a fungicide. It is actually a herbicide in the photosynthesis inhibitor class. Another bit of trivia about ag chemicals is that old chemicals like ... Read More
When it comes to infecting humans and animals, bacteria need a helping hand.
Kansas State University biochemists have found the helping hand: groups of tiny protein loops on the surface of cells. These loops are similar to the fingers of a hand, and by observing seven individual loops on the ... Read More
This episode: Genes taken from bacteria may have been important for the evolution of distinct groups of archaea!
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Using tracer viruses, researche... Read More
Hello Team TWiM,
I’ve followed with interest your coverage of Michael’s research into use of copper to fight hospital infection. Of all the interesting papers covered in 2013, I think the one most actionable is episode 55, The Copper Room. His res... Read More
Understanding the scale and range of neurological disease associated with Zika virus infection is an urgent priority, warn researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health. Read More
New research on monkeys vaccinated against HIV's relative SIV calls into question an idea that has driven AIDS vaccine work for years. The assumption: a protective vaccine only needs to stimulate moderate levels of antibodies that neutralize the virus. Read More